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From TMZ:

Jussie Smollett Prosecutors Scramble to Justify Dismissal

240 3/27/2019 4:02 PM PDT

The Cook County State’s Attorney has circulated an email asking prosecutors in the office to come up with other examples where they just dropped felony charges the way they did in the Jussie Smollett case … this, as Jussie was making a hasty retreat out of Chi-Town via O’Hare International Airport.

According to the memo, obtained by the CBS affiliate in Chicago, the brass wrote, “We are looking for examples of cases, felony preferable, where we, in exercising our discretion, have entered into verbal agreements with defense attorneys to dismiss charges against an offender if certain conditions were met, such as the payment of restitution, completion of community service, completion of class, etc.”

Please send us a list of your worst ever screw-ups so we can cite them to make this one look more run of the mill.

 
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  1. Wow. I didn’t expect this. Obviously going full African in one step was an own goal, but if I had to offer advice it would be to cross your arms, stand by your judgment, and move on, expecting that most people won’t remember this on a week. Instead Foxx will build her own critics’ case for them. Didn’t she have some idea of how unusual this was? Did that not come up once in the decisionmaking process?

    • Replies: @Prusmc
    @J.Ross

    I am not very computer or internet Savy. But I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo. There is article from September 2013, nothing current. HAS the blog been shut down?

    Replies: @Janie in Detroit, @JimDandy, @map, @riches

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @J.Ross

    Northam is still governor of Virginia, as is the Lt. Governor, and the AG, so stone walling until the press gets bored and moves on is good advice. These stories are "old news" in 10 days or less.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Hail
    @J.Ross


    going full African in one step
     
    Full African:

    2003:

    Liberia's President Charles Taylor is believed by many of his subjects to be using human sacrifice and cannibalism to cling to power. [...] His associates claimed he drank the blood of captured prisoners during the bush war and, besieged in Monrovia by two rival rebel groups, Mr Taylor is widely believed to have once again turned to the dark arts to maintain his position.
     
    2008:

    Witnesses Give Account of Cannibalism at Trial of Former Liberia President
     

    Joseph "Zigzag" Marzah, who described himself as [former President Charles] Taylor's chief of operations [...] said African peacekeepers and even United Nations personnel were killed and eaten on the battlefield by Taylor's militiamen
     
  2. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Someone at the FBI or whichever law enforcement organization has jurisdiction should be asked to confirm that the letter sent to the studio where Smollett worked, making threats and with a powdery substance, is or is not being investigated as a crime and if there are any updates that can be shared.

    Can the media actually do something worthwhile?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anonymous


    Can the media actually do something worthwhile?
     
    Yes, but not for us.
    , @Gordo
    @Anonymous


    Can the media actually do something worthwhile?
     
    Journalism, never mind investigative journalism, is dead in the MSM.
  3. So there was no favoritism for Smollett because the Chicago DA never actually enforces the law against anyone, anyway. It’s a solid point, actually.

  4. @J.Ross
    Wow. I didn't expect this. Obviously going full African in one step was an own goal, but if I had to offer advice it would be to cross your arms, stand by your judgment, and move on, expecting that most people won't remember this on a week. Instead Foxx will build her own critics' case for them. Didn't she have some idea of how unusual this was? Did that not come up once in the decisionmaking process?

    Replies: @Prusmc, @Jim Don Bob, @Hail

    I am not very computer or internet Savy. But I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo. There is article from September 2013, nothing current. HAS the blog been shut down?

    • Replies: @Janie in Detroit
    @Prusmc

    http://out.accessify.com/visit?domain=secondcitycop.blogspot.com

    , @JimDandy
    @Prusmc

    Huh???



    Google
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    About 110,000,000 results (0.35 seconds)
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    Replies: @Olorin

    , @map
    @Prusmc

    https://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

    , @riches
    @Prusmc



    I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo.
     
    My comment might be too late in the cycle, but ...

    I see that three kind readers provided us with two direct links.
    Unfortunately, both of us are still in the dark about why we couldn't find it using three different engines.

    Replies: @jim jones

  5. Steve, the really interesting stuff is who is representing Clare Bronfman in the NXIVM case:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1110995626353938433.html

    (Secret representative who could be in jail soon himself.)

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    My son went to school for awhile with the kid of one of these lawyers in the news a lot this week. Junior was not his favorite classmate.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  6. You guys are racist and evil

    You deserve to get shut dusnn fur hate speech

    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Tiny Duck

    We NEVER engage in fur hate speech….we love fur…..especially when it's wrapped around beautiful women .

  7. @Peripatetic Commenter
    Steve, the really interesting stuff is who is representing Clare Bronfman in the NXIVM case:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1110995626353938433.html

    (Secret representative who could be in jail soon himself.)

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    My son went to school for awhile with the kid of one of these lawyers in the news a lot this week. Junior was not his favorite classmate.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Steve Sailer

    Creepy Porn Lawyer, or Garrulous Geragos? Don't know where the latter lives, but news came out that the former owns houses in both Laguna and Newport.

  8. @Prusmc
    @J.Ross

    I am not very computer or internet Savy. But I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo. There is article from September 2013, nothing current. HAS the blog been shut down?

    Replies: @Janie in Detroit, @JimDandy, @map, @riches

  9. Kim Foxx seems to be some kind of celebrity obsessed rube.

  10. My wife remembers a saying that was popular while waiting in line for butter during the miracle of communist economics: “Well, at least it can’t get any worse.”

  11. This shouldn’t be too difficult a request to accommodate. The Cook County ASA’s drop charges on suspected felons everyday of the week and twice on Friday.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    The idea that blacks are persecuted by Chicago law enforcement is ridiculous. If they’re 75% of the county jail population, it’s because they commit 90% of the crime and are too dimwitted to be clever about it.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  12. @Steve Sailer
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    My son went to school for awhile with the kid of one of these lawyers in the news a lot this week. Junior was not his favorite classmate.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Creepy Porn Lawyer, or Garrulous Geragos? Don’t know where the latter lives, but news came out that the former owns houses in both Laguna and Newport.

  13. @J.Ross
    Wow. I didn't expect this. Obviously going full African in one step was an own goal, but if I had to offer advice it would be to cross your arms, stand by your judgment, and move on, expecting that most people won't remember this on a week. Instead Foxx will build her own critics' case for them. Didn't she have some idea of how unusual this was? Did that not come up once in the decisionmaking process?

    Replies: @Prusmc, @Jim Don Bob, @Hail

    Northam is still governor of Virginia, as is the Lt. Governor, and the AG, so stone walling until the press gets bored and moves on is good advice. These stories are “old news” in 10 days or less.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jim Don Bob

    Heh heh...forgot about those goons.

    Was wondering if they might put virginia in play for 2020. Lot of confederates there have be outraged at the desecration of their ancestors memorials etc.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Jack D

  14. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Don Bob
    @J.Ross

    Northam is still governor of Virginia, as is the Lt. Governor, and the AG, so stone walling until the press gets bored and moves on is good advice. These stories are "old news" in 10 days or less.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Heh heh…forgot about those goons.

    Was wondering if they might put virginia in play for 2020. Lot of confederates there have be outraged at the desecration of their ancestors memorials etc.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Anonymous

    The local rumpswab SJWs nearby renamed Jefferson Davis Highway to something or other. MLK was already taken, thankfully.

    Then the locals renamed J.E.B. Stuart High School Justice High School after numerous BLM protests (NOT!). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_High_School

    These people are not fit to lick the boots of either Stuart or Lee who were men of principle, no matter what you think of what they believed in.

    Stalin had nothing on these ass wipes: https://www.history.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTU3ODc4NjAzNTIxNzMwMjcx/image-placeholder-title.jpg

    , @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    Nah, VA is now mostly DC suburbialand, it's not the Dixie of old.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Twinkie

  15. “Hey boss, we found one. We let a Mr. Alphonse Capone skate on a speeding ticket. Does that help?”

    • LOL: Captain Tripps
  16. @Anonymous
    Someone at the FBI or whichever law enforcement organization has jurisdiction should be asked to confirm that the letter sent to the studio where Smollett worked, making threats and with a powdery substance, is or is not being investigated as a crime and if there are any updates that can be shared.

    Can the media actually do something worthwhile?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Gordo

    Can the media actually do something worthwhile?

    Yes, but not for us.

  17. The hilarious thing is that Geragos comes out looking, to the unsophisticated element of the population, like some sort of legal wizard, so some hapless rap star will hire him, and the next thing he knows he’ll be on death row.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  18. Hail says: • Website
    @J.Ross
    Wow. I didn't expect this. Obviously going full African in one step was an own goal, but if I had to offer advice it would be to cross your arms, stand by your judgment, and move on, expecting that most people won't remember this on a week. Instead Foxx will build her own critics' case for them. Didn't she have some idea of how unusual this was? Did that not come up once in the decisionmaking process?

    Replies: @Prusmc, @Jim Don Bob, @Hail

    going full African in one step

    Full African:

    2003:

    Liberia’s President Charles Taylor is believed by many of his subjects to be using human sacrifice and cannibalism to cling to power. […] His associates claimed he drank the blood of captured prisoners during the bush war and, besieged in Monrovia by two rival rebel groups, Mr Taylor is widely believed to have once again turned to the dark arts to maintain his position.

    2008:

    Witnesses Give Account of Cannibalism at Trial of Former Liberia President

    Joseph “Zigzag” Marzah, who described himself as [former President Charles] Taylor’s chief of operations […] said African peacekeepers and even United Nations personnel were killed and eaten on the battlefield by Taylor’s militiamen

  19. @Tiny Duck
    You guys are racist and evil

    You deserve to get shut dusnn fur hate speech

    Replies: @tyrone

    We NEVER engage in fur hate speech….we love fur…..especially when it’s wrapped around beautiful women .

  20. @Anonymous
    @Jim Don Bob

    Heh heh...forgot about those goons.

    Was wondering if they might put virginia in play for 2020. Lot of confederates there have be outraged at the desecration of their ancestors memorials etc.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Jack D

    The local rumpswab SJWs nearby renamed Jefferson Davis Highway to something or other. MLK was already taken, thankfully.

    Then the locals renamed J.E.B. Stuart High School Justice High School after numerous BLM protests (NOT!). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_High_School

    These people are not fit to lick the boots of either Stuart or Lee who were men of principle, no matter what you think of what they believed in.

    Stalin had nothing on these ass wipes:

  21. There could be unintended consequences!

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    I don't know - did he help Kamala Harris with her anti-lynching legislation?

  22. going full African

    Never go full African:

  23. Hail says: • Website

    Pics of Jussie Smollet’s community service:

    Smollett heroically informing White people of how bad they are — No one can honestly deny that this is a magnificent community service.

    Do not just drop the charges. Give the man a medal.

    • Replies: @guest
    @Hail

    Is that Richard Pryor next to the King?

    , @Gunner
    @Hail

    Mike Flynn’s community service should be talking to guys at a VFW.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @Olorin
    @Hail

    We haven't had a gay black Chicagoan win the Nobel Peace Prize for awhile.

  24. Others will want in on the leniency!

  25. @Anonymous
    @Jim Don Bob

    Heh heh...forgot about those goons.

    Was wondering if they might put virginia in play for 2020. Lot of confederates there have be outraged at the desecration of their ancestors memorials etc.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Jack D

    Nah, VA is now mostly DC suburbialand, it’s not the Dixie of old.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Jack D

    In Arlington, VA, a pedestrian as much as glances at the street and motorists jam on the brakes to let them cross. Does this happen in any Northern city? That motorists are so polite sounds like the Old South.

    Is Rod Steiger the chief-of-police in Arlington?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Desiderius, @Jim Don Bob

    , @Twinkie
    @Jack D


    Nah, VA is now mostly DC suburbialand, it’s not the Dixie of old.
     
    You are obviously not familiar with what the denizens of Northern Virginia call "RoVA."

    Much of Virginia is still very, very Dixie. You don't even have to go rural - drive into, say, Newport News in Hampton Roads, and you will be greeted by a RV dealership with a large Dixie flag. And Newport News is pretty ghetto (read "black").

    Go to Isle of Wight nearby, there are still cotton fields. And these aren't even the western and southwestern parts of the state, which make up hill country and the farmlands (Hampton Roads is pretty multiracial due to mil/gov/shipyards).

    Even the Yankee-occupied Northern Virginia has the highest church-attendance rate of any major metropolitan area and people still have manners. Drive from there to the nearest Northern metro areas (say, Pittsburgh or Philadelphia) and you will discover an immediate contrast.

    Replies: @Jack D

  26. @Prusmc
    @J.Ross

    I am not very computer or internet Savy. But I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo. There is article from September 2013, nothing current. HAS the blog been shut down?

    Replies: @Janie in Detroit, @JimDandy, @map, @riches

    Huh???

    Google
    second city cop

    About 110,000,000 results (0.35 seconds)
    Search Results
    Web results
    Second City Cop
    secondcitycop.blogspot.com/
    5 hours ago – The obvious choice for finger pointing is Prickwrinkle herself. She’s losing badly in every single poll, nearly 60% to low 20%. She needs to …
    You’ve visited this page many times. Last visit: 3/27/19
    Twitter Results

    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @JimDandy

    See also the stalwart crew at CWB Chicago, who FOIA'ed the CPD investigative files before they could be destroyed.

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/03/exclusive-chicago-police-departments.html

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aM8JvDJKqIomyGxuPJ7u75nItTGSARTH/view
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190328211023/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aM8JvDJKqIomyGxuPJ7u75nItTGSARTH/view

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f6dFz4MksEfR_HCactRD5h99HOEHnK7G/view
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190328210857/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f6dFz4MksEfR_HCactRD5h99HOEHnK7G/view

    Come now, we are that lenient with everybody we arrest!

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/03/kim-foxx-says-smolletts-sweetheart-deal.html

    Soros got his money's worth with Foxx the same way he got it with Mark Ritchie (SoS Project) in Minnesota. Just a little more down-ballot. Be nice to have a list of others whose prosecutorial positions he helped buy.


    In 2016, Soros also bankrolled a state attorney election in Orange County, Florida. According to records at the Florida Department of State, he gave almost $1.4 million to the Florida Safety & Justice PAC, which supported Aramis Ayala, a progressive lawyer who was making her first bid for public office.

    The spending was massive for a local down-ballot contest, and Ayala defeated the Democratic incumbent to become the top prosecutor in Orlando. Soros had also given another $430,000 to a PAC called United for Progress, and $1.3 million to the Florida Democratic Party.

    While records indicate that Soros didn’t contribute to Florida Safety & Justice in the 2018 election cycle, his total PAC contributions in the key swing state swelled to nearly $1.9 million.

    In 2017, Ayala ran into a controversy of her own, when she unilaterally decided against seeking the death penalty in cases that warranted it under Florida law. Then-Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, began reassigning certain cases to a neighboring state attorney despite her vocal protestations. The liberal-majority state Supreme Court later sided with Scott.

    Soros also backed a progressive defense attorney in Philadelphia in 2017, who once joked that he was so liberal, he was “completely unelectable.”

    But with the help of two contributions totaling $1.66 million to the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC, Soros helped Larry Krasner become the city’s district attorney. Krasner had previously represented Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter, and had sued the Philadelphia Police Department more than 75 times, according to Philadelphia Magazine.

    Soros has also backed progressive district attorney candidates in Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas. In each case, state-level super PACs have been infused with cash under a variation of the moniker, “Safety & Justice.”

    Federal Election Commission records show that the parent organization has the same address as the Washington law firm Perkins Coie.

    Marc Elias, chairman of the firm’s political law group, was the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He also personally retained the opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, which produced the infamous Steele dossier that sparked the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, according to The Washington Post.

    Soros spent millions in California district attorney races in 2018, but with limited results. While the billionaire activist dropped a total of $3 million in failed attempts to unseat incumbents in Sacramento, San Diego, and Alameda counties, he was successful in Contra Costa County.
     
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/george-soros-backed-jussie-smolletts-prosecutor-kim-foxx_2856314.html
  27. Alan Dershowitz pointed out that Tawana Brawley was not prosecuted.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Sean

    She was a minor.

    Not that that makes it okay, but the White Man's Jurisprudence is famously lenient with minors.

    Replies: @DCThrowback, @ben tillman

  28. I thought it was simply that Jussie got a post office pardon from Obama? That’s why it seems odd to me that Rahm is making such a fuss.

  29. Something tells me they won’t find many examples of slam-dunk evidence resulting in a no-plea deals with an “on your way, fella, and grab a souvenir in the gift shop on us!”

    Precisely zero cases will feature the perp pulling a hoax setting off a national news sensation credibly threatening race war.

  30. @Hail
    Pics of Jussie Smollet's community service:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2svI3-WwAEaAB8.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2svI38XQAIPi4d.jpg

    Smollett heroically informing White people of how bad they are -- No one can honestly deny that this is a magnificent community service.

    Do not just drop the charges. Give the man a medal.

    Replies: @guest, @Gunner, @Olorin

    Is that Richard Pryor next to the King?

  31. @MikeatMikedotMike
    This shouldn't be too difficult a request to accommodate. The Cook County ASA's drop charges on suspected felons everyday of the week and twice on Friday.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    The idea that blacks are persecuted by Chicago law enforcement is ridiculous. If they’re 75% of the county jail population, it’s because they commit 90% of the crime and are too dimwitted to be clever about it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @MBlanc46

    Cook county jail is literally a kind of dystopian experiment. There are stories of people being lost dungeon like group cells for years

    Replies: @guest

  32. Anon[780] • Disclaimer says:

    Chicago media gets a redacted copy of the police investigative file for Smollett under the local FOIA law. The Washington Examiner describes it, including:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chicago-police-investigative-file-on-smollett-case-sheds-light-on-3500-check-fbi-involvement

    The police notes said “the bottle filled with bleach and poured on Smollett” was an “El Yucateco hot sauce bottle” which was recovered by police on Feb. 7, 2019. One of the Osundairo brothers confirmed that he’d dumped the bleach on Smollett.

    Where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah:

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/27/how-the-post-found-key-evidence-in-the-jussie-smollett-case/

    How The Post found key evidence in the Jussie Smollett case

    The Post’s discovery of a hot sauce bottle that reeked of bleach at the scene of Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate-crime hoax turned out to be a key piece of evidence, a police report revealed Wednesday.

    Chicago cops initially pooh-poohed the finding on Feb. 7 — nine days after the “Empire” star claimed he was attacked by Trump-loving bigots who splashed him with the cleaning fluid.

    “Are you trying to do our job?” sneered one detective when reporter Gabrielle Fonrouge alerted police that she’d found the bottle.

    “It’s highly unlikely that they missed anything that night,” one cop said at the time.

    Fonrouge was asked: “Did you sniff all these bottles? What made you think this one?”

    “What else did you find? Should we process all these cigarette butts?” said a detective — who later groused while waiting for a crime-scene technician to arrive, “There goes my dinner plans.”

    The Chicago Police Department confirmed on Wednesday that the brothers who staged the attack admitted they used that bottle.

    At the time the Post originally reported on the bottle I was skeptical that it had anything to do with the hoax, but on the other hand I was impressed that a New York media outlet had someone walking the crime scene like that. It reminded me of Jake Adelstein’s book Tokyo Vice, where he describes how as a rookie reporter for the Yomiuri newspaper he would be sent to spend the day knocking on doors in the vicinity of crimes hoping to luck on somebody who knew something. I wonder how many snowflake Ivy League journalism grads have done reporting like that?

  33. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    Nah, VA is now mostly DC suburbialand, it's not the Dixie of old.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Twinkie

    In Arlington, VA, a pedestrian as much as glances at the street and motorists jam on the brakes to let them cross. Does this happen in any Northern city? That motorists are so polite sounds like the Old South.

    Is Rod Steiger the chief-of-police in Arlington?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Inquiring Mind


    "Does this happen in any Northern city?"
     
    Vermont. Virtue signalling while blocking the thoroughfare, I call it. Of course from their point of view it is win-win: they not only get a free opportunity to virtue signal, they also get to back up traffic behind them and force others to watch them virtue signal.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Desiderius
    @Inquiring Mind

    People are pretty polite in Cincinnati. The transient parts are corporate and the working class parts people have been here for generations so take a lot of pride, including blacks.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Inquiring Mind


    In Arlington, VA, a pedestrian as much as glances at the street and motorists jam on the brakes to let them cross.
     
    That is not my experience even when standing next to one of those big yellow Ped Crossing signs. It is a state law not just Arlington.
  34. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @MBlanc46
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    The idea that blacks are persecuted by Chicago law enforcement is ridiculous. If they’re 75% of the county jail population, it’s because they commit 90% of the crime and are too dimwitted to be clever about it.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Cook county jail is literally a kind of dystopian experiment. There are stories of people being lost dungeon like group cells for years

    • Replies: @guest
    @Anonymous

    Sounds more Kafkaesque. Dystopias are orderly.

  35. @Anonymous
    @MBlanc46

    Cook county jail is literally a kind of dystopian experiment. There are stories of people being lost dungeon like group cells for years

    Replies: @guest

    Sounds more Kafkaesque. Dystopias are orderly.

  36. @Peripatetic Commenter
    There could be unintended consequences!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2sMu6rWwAIgQNQ.jpg

    Replies: @Twinkie

    I don’t know – did he help Kamala Harris with her anti-lynching legislation?

  37. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    Nah, VA is now mostly DC suburbialand, it's not the Dixie of old.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Twinkie

    Nah, VA is now mostly DC suburbialand, it’s not the Dixie of old.

    You are obviously not familiar with what the denizens of Northern Virginia call “RoVA.”

    Much of Virginia is still very, very Dixie. You don’t even have to go rural – drive into, say, Newport News in Hampton Roads, and you will be greeted by a RV dealership with a large Dixie flag. And Newport News is pretty ghetto (read “black”).

    Go to Isle of Wight nearby, there are still cotton fields. And these aren’t even the western and southwestern parts of the state, which make up hill country and the farmlands (Hampton Roads is pretty multiracial due to mil/gov/shipyards).

    Even the Yankee-occupied Northern Virginia has the highest church-attendance rate of any major metropolitan area and people still have manners. Drive from there to the nearest Northern metro areas (say, Pittsburgh or Philadelphia) and you will discover an immediate contrast.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Twinkie

    I was referring specifically to voting. Whatever cotton farmers and RV drivers are left are by far outnumbered by goodwhite condo dwellers who (when added to ghetto denizens) have made VA solidly Dem (again- in the old days it was the OTHER kind of Dem, the racist kind that is now totally memory holed).

    As usual, if you go by acreage and not by # of people, "red" areas still cover most of the map (although the DC suburbs seem to go on and on ever further). VA is a big state - its western tip is 470 miles from DC with everything in between being VA, so a 40 mile semicircle of suburbia in the NE corner (the other half of the circle being in MD) is nothing. But the red areas are not densely populated and we vote by the head, not by the acre.

  38. @Sean
    Alan Dershowitz pointed out that Tawana Brawley was not prosecuted.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    She was a minor.

    Not that that makes it okay, but the White Man’s Jurisprudence is famously lenient with minors.

    • Replies: @DCThrowback
    @Almost Missouri

    ...and women.

    , @ben tillman
    @Almost Missouri

    Up North.

  39. @Inquiring Mind
    @Jack D

    In Arlington, VA, a pedestrian as much as glances at the street and motorists jam on the brakes to let them cross. Does this happen in any Northern city? That motorists are so polite sounds like the Old South.

    Is Rod Steiger the chief-of-police in Arlington?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Desiderius, @Jim Don Bob

    “Does this happen in any Northern city?”

    Vermont. Virtue signalling while blocking the thoroughfare, I call it. Of course from their point of view it is win-win: they not only get a free opportunity to virtue signal, they also get to back up traffic behind them and force others to watch them virtue signal.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Almost Missouri

    Common courtesy is "virtue signaling"? What has become of this country?

    Cars were once expected to stop for pedestrians. For a couple of years, anyway.


    One family was driven around Detroit by their 11-year-old son. It was common for light truck delivery wagons to be driven by 14-year-old boys who were constantly badgered to get deliveries done by driving faster...

    The most appalling tragedies were the number of children struck and killed by autos as they played in the street, many times in front of their own homes. In the 1920s, 60 percent of automobile fatalities nationwide were children under age 9...

    [James] Couzens attacked the problem of poor driving and increasing numbers of vehicles in two ways. First, he insisted that at least adult pedestrians were just as guilty as drivers of causing accidents through careless street crossing and jaywalking. He insisted that pedestrians cross at designated corners. This caused pushback from people who hated the cars. [Detroit] City Council Alderman Sherman Littlefield fought Couzens, remarking, "They dog the people enough as it is. I'm not in favor of trying to herd people into certain places to cross streets..."

    An extreme solution was enacted in England, where in small towns the law required the automobilist to notify a village constable, who would walk in front of the car waving two red warning flags while the driver followed slowly behind...


    1900-1930: The years of driving dangerously
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Jack D

  40. @Prusmc
    @J.Ross

    I am not very computer or internet Savy. But I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo. There is article from September 2013, nothing current. HAS the blog been shut down?

    Replies: @Janie in Detroit, @JimDandy, @map, @riches

  41. You just have to choose a better Cook County:

    https://www.visitcookcounty.com/

  42. @Almost Missouri
    @Inquiring Mind


    "Does this happen in any Northern city?"
     
    Vermont. Virtue signalling while blocking the thoroughfare, I call it. Of course from their point of view it is win-win: they not only get a free opportunity to virtue signal, they also get to back up traffic behind them and force others to watch them virtue signal.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Common courtesy is “virtue signaling”? What has become of this country?

    Cars were once expected to stop for pedestrians. For a couple of years, anyway.

    One family was driven around Detroit by their 11-year-old son. It was common for light truck delivery wagons to be driven by 14-year-old boys who were constantly badgered to get deliveries done by driving faster…

    The most appalling tragedies were the number of children struck and killed by autos as they played in the street, many times in front of their own homes. In the 1920s, 60 percent of automobile fatalities nationwide were children under age 9…

    [James] Couzens attacked the problem of poor driving and increasing numbers of vehicles in two ways. First, he insisted that at least adult pedestrians were just as guilty as drivers of causing accidents through careless street crossing and jaywalking. He insisted that pedestrians cross at designated corners. This caused pushback from people who hated the cars. [Detroit] City Council Alderman Sherman Littlefield fought Couzens, remarking, “They dog the people enough as it is. I’m not in favor of trying to herd people into certain places to cross streets…”

    An extreme solution was enacted in England, where in small towns the law required the automobilist to notify a village constable, who would walk in front of the car waving two red warning flags while the driver followed slowly behind…

    1900-1930: The years of driving dangerously

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Reg Cæsar

    I have no problem with courtesy, common or otherwise. And I also like courtesy to those driving behind you on what is marked as thoroughfare not to slam your brakes on because a pedestrian is slightly closer to the curb than normal.

    I don't know how it is in Virginia, but check the faces of Vermont drivers when they make an inconvenient stop for you. A lot of them really seem to get a weird thrill from it.

    Anyhow, Vermont is importing Somalis hand over fist (which anti-rational behavior may be a piece with their ostentatious traffic stopping), so this quaint custom of extreme pedestrian deference will go the way of the buggy whip, and we won't need to argue about it anymore. Longer term, Vermont streets may host technicals, just like back in the Mog.

    , @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    English law greatly retarded their early auto industry - the result was that Germany and the US got out ahead of them and the UK industry was always playing catch up - their cars were always a day late and a dollar short. In the most recent Consumer Reports, Jaguar and Land Rover rate at the very bottom, along with Fiat/Chrysler. Small stupid moves like this on the part of government can have permanent long term effects.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  43. @Inquiring Mind
    @Jack D

    In Arlington, VA, a pedestrian as much as glances at the street and motorists jam on the brakes to let them cross. Does this happen in any Northern city? That motorists are so polite sounds like the Old South.

    Is Rod Steiger the chief-of-police in Arlington?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Desiderius, @Jim Don Bob

    People are pretty polite in Cincinnati. The transient parts are corporate and the working class parts people have been here for generations so take a lot of pride, including blacks.

  44. I understand all the uproar, but this kind of treatment is way more common than people understand. Jussie should have been used to set an example, but the reality is that he was a first offender who committed minor offenses and the prosecutor’s office probably did treat him the same as others similarly situated. The uproar directed at the very powerful people involved is interesting, but the same thing goes on behind the scenes all the time. Cops look the other way at certain people. Prosecutors divert cases where the defense attorney can generate some sympathy, or where the defendant comes from a prominent family. Sometimes the judges take the heat after the prosecutor agrees with the defense attorney to accept a reduced sentence or diversion in private but then plays it tough for the cameras and ultimately throws up his hands after the judge rejects his feigned request for a stiff sentence.

    The real crime here is that these idiots thought everyone would let this one go away quietly, as they usually do.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @william munny

    > I understand all the uproar, but this kind of treatment is way more common than people understand... he was a first offender who committed minor offenses and the prosecutor’s office probably did treat him the same as others similarly situated.

    Either you know something I don't, or you're not paying attention.

    Sure, prosecutors dispose of cases all the time. How often are such resolutions unconditional: no diversion program, no restitution, no avoid-arrests-for-6-months, no apology -- nothing. Smollett immediately went before the cameras to proclaim that he'd been found innocent, "Who are you gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes?"

    Provide those examples of similarly-situated perps who were treated similarly, please.

    Replies: @res, @ben tillman

    , @res
    @william munny


    but the reality is that he was a first offender who committed minor offenses
     
    Quick fact check here.

    1. First offender. No. In fact he committed essentially the same offense (giving false information) previously: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-ent-jussie-smollett-2007-false-information-20190220-story.html

    2. Minor Offenses. 16 felonies? https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jussie-smollett-grand-jury-806130/
    "Each count of “false report of offense” is a Class 4 felony and, if convicted, Smollett could face up to three years in prison."
    I suppose minor is a judgment call, but really?

    Replies: @ben tillman, @william munny

  45. @Reg Cæsar
    @Almost Missouri

    Common courtesy is "virtue signaling"? What has become of this country?

    Cars were once expected to stop for pedestrians. For a couple of years, anyway.


    One family was driven around Detroit by their 11-year-old son. It was common for light truck delivery wagons to be driven by 14-year-old boys who were constantly badgered to get deliveries done by driving faster...

    The most appalling tragedies were the number of children struck and killed by autos as they played in the street, many times in front of their own homes. In the 1920s, 60 percent of automobile fatalities nationwide were children under age 9...

    [James] Couzens attacked the problem of poor driving and increasing numbers of vehicles in two ways. First, he insisted that at least adult pedestrians were just as guilty as drivers of causing accidents through careless street crossing and jaywalking. He insisted that pedestrians cross at designated corners. This caused pushback from people who hated the cars. [Detroit] City Council Alderman Sherman Littlefield fought Couzens, remarking, "They dog the people enough as it is. I'm not in favor of trying to herd people into certain places to cross streets..."

    An extreme solution was enacted in England, where in small towns the law required the automobilist to notify a village constable, who would walk in front of the car waving two red warning flags while the driver followed slowly behind...


    1900-1930: The years of driving dangerously
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Jack D

    I have no problem with courtesy, common or otherwise. And I also like courtesy to those driving behind you on what is marked as thoroughfare not to slam your brakes on because a pedestrian is slightly closer to the curb than normal.

    I don’t know how it is in Virginia, but check the faces of Vermont drivers when they make an inconvenient stop for you. A lot of them really seem to get a weird thrill from it.

    Anyhow, Vermont is importing Somalis hand over fist (which anti-rational behavior may be a piece with their ostentatious traffic stopping), so this quaint custom of extreme pedestrian deference will go the way of the buggy whip, and we won’t need to argue about it anymore. Longer term, Vermont streets may host technicals, just like back in the Mog.

  46. so why hasnt the US AG circulated a memo looking for cases where perpetrators sent threatening terroristic letters full of white powder and didnt go to guantanamo bay forever

  47. @william munny
    I understand all the uproar, but this kind of treatment is way more common than people understand. Jussie should have been used to set an example, but the reality is that he was a first offender who committed minor offenses and the prosecutor's office probably did treat him the same as others similarly situated. The uproar directed at the very powerful people involved is interesting, but the same thing goes on behind the scenes all the time. Cops look the other way at certain people. Prosecutors divert cases where the defense attorney can generate some sympathy, or where the defendant comes from a prominent family. Sometimes the judges take the heat after the prosecutor agrees with the defense attorney to accept a reduced sentence or diversion in private but then plays it tough for the cameras and ultimately throws up his hands after the judge rejects his feigned request for a stiff sentence.

    The real crime here is that these idiots thought everyone would let this one go away quietly, as they usually do.

    Replies: @ic1000, @res

    > I understand all the uproar, but this kind of treatment is way more common than people understand… he was a first offender who committed minor offenses and the prosecutor’s office probably did treat him the same as others similarly situated.

    Either you know something I don’t, or you’re not paying attention.

    Sure, prosecutors dispose of cases all the time. How often are such resolutions unconditional: no diversion program, no restitution, no avoid-arrests-for-6-months, no apology — nothing. Smollett immediately went before the cameras to proclaim that he’d been found innocent, “Who are you gonna believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?”

    Provide those examples of similarly-situated perps who were treated similarly, please.

    • Replies: @res
    @ic1000


    Provide those examples of similarly-situated perps who were treated similarly, please.
     
    It seems the DA's office is trying very hard to do just that. The outcome of their effort will be interesting. Either way.
    , @ben tillman
    @ic1000

    You are right, and, as res pointed out, he is not a first-time offender.

  48. @Hail
    Pics of Jussie Smollet's community service:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2svI3-WwAEaAB8.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2svI38XQAIPi4d.jpg

    Smollett heroically informing White people of how bad they are -- No one can honestly deny that this is a magnificent community service.

    Do not just drop the charges. Give the man a medal.

    Replies: @guest, @Gunner, @Olorin

    Mike Flynn’s community service should be talking to guys at a VFW.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Gunner

    His restitution should be in the amount of -$10mil.

  49. @Anonymous
    Someone at the FBI or whichever law enforcement organization has jurisdiction should be asked to confirm that the letter sent to the studio where Smollett worked, making threats and with a powdery substance, is or is not being investigated as a crime and if there are any updates that can be shared.

    Can the media actually do something worthwhile?

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Gordo

    Can the media actually do something worthwhile?

    Journalism, never mind investigative journalism, is dead in the MSM.

  50. @Almost Missouri
    @Sean

    She was a minor.

    Not that that makes it okay, but the White Man's Jurisprudence is famously lenient with minors.

    Replies: @DCThrowback, @ben tillman

    …and women.

  51. @Prusmc
    @J.Ross

    I am not very computer or internet Savy. But I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo. There is article from September 2013, nothing current. HAS the blog been shut down?

    Replies: @Janie in Detroit, @JimDandy, @map, @riches

    I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo.

    My comment might be too late in the cycle, but …

    I see that three kind readers provided us with two direct links.
    Unfortunately, both of us are still in the dark about why we couldn’t find it using three different engines.

    • Replies: @jim jones
    @riches

    I put "Second City Cop" into Google and the blog was the first hit:

    http://magaimg.net/img/7m2v.jpg

  52. Trumps FBI and Justice Dept are on the case now… But I have a feeling that the “sealed files” will be lost in transit of a fire breaks out in some ones office where they are held. This is black rule in America.. Fuck YT.

  53. @william munny
    I understand all the uproar, but this kind of treatment is way more common than people understand. Jussie should have been used to set an example, but the reality is that he was a first offender who committed minor offenses and the prosecutor's office probably did treat him the same as others similarly situated. The uproar directed at the very powerful people involved is interesting, but the same thing goes on behind the scenes all the time. Cops look the other way at certain people. Prosecutors divert cases where the defense attorney can generate some sympathy, or where the defendant comes from a prominent family. Sometimes the judges take the heat after the prosecutor agrees with the defense attorney to accept a reduced sentence or diversion in private but then plays it tough for the cameras and ultimately throws up his hands after the judge rejects his feigned request for a stiff sentence.

    The real crime here is that these idiots thought everyone would let this one go away quietly, as they usually do.

    Replies: @ic1000, @res

    but the reality is that he was a first offender who committed minor offenses

    Quick fact check here.

    1. First offender. No. In fact he committed essentially the same offense (giving false information) previously: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-ent-jussie-smollett-2007-false-information-20190220-story.html

    2. Minor Offenses. 16 felonies? https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jussie-smollett-grand-jury-806130/
    “Each count of “false report of offense” is a Class 4 felony and, if convicted, Smollett could face up to three years in prison.”
    I suppose minor is a judgment call, but really?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @res

    Thanks, not to mention the DUI.

    , @william munny
    @res

    1. This does not count as a prior offense in any jurisdiction I know of. Unless it was very serious (guns or violence), no one in Illinois would ever care about his "prior" in LA. It is like it never happened.

    2. No one ever gets the maximum for these types of offenses. Prosecutors and cops overcharge so they have room to negotiate down while scaring people into taking a plea. It is routine for people to be charged with serious offenses, facing years in prison, and later be sentenced to probation or sent into a diversionary program if a first offender.

    I've seen gun crimes, DUIs, assaults, and other more serious crimes "disappeared" like this. The eyes of the nation are never on the incidents and no one cares.

    Jussie's continued defiance appears to be off script though and is drawing unwanted attention. Maybe this is why, like Steve has suggested, he is an actor and not a script writer.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Hibernian

  54. @ic1000
    @william munny

    > I understand all the uproar, but this kind of treatment is way more common than people understand... he was a first offender who committed minor offenses and the prosecutor’s office probably did treat him the same as others similarly situated.

    Either you know something I don't, or you're not paying attention.

    Sure, prosecutors dispose of cases all the time. How often are such resolutions unconditional: no diversion program, no restitution, no avoid-arrests-for-6-months, no apology -- nothing. Smollett immediately went before the cameras to proclaim that he'd been found innocent, "Who are you gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes?"

    Provide those examples of similarly-situated perps who were treated similarly, please.

    Replies: @res, @ben tillman

    Provide those examples of similarly-situated perps who were treated similarly, please.

    It seems the DA’s office is trying very hard to do just that. The outcome of their effort will be interesting. Either way.

  55. @Almost Missouri
    @Sean

    She was a minor.

    Not that that makes it okay, but the White Man's Jurisprudence is famously lenient with minors.

    Replies: @DCThrowback, @ben tillman

    Up North.

  56. @res
    @william munny


    but the reality is that he was a first offender who committed minor offenses
     
    Quick fact check here.

    1. First offender. No. In fact he committed essentially the same offense (giving false information) previously: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-ent-jussie-smollett-2007-false-information-20190220-story.html

    2. Minor Offenses. 16 felonies? https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jussie-smollett-grand-jury-806130/
    "Each count of “false report of offense” is a Class 4 felony and, if convicted, Smollett could face up to three years in prison."
    I suppose minor is a judgment call, but really?

    Replies: @ben tillman, @william munny

    Thanks, not to mention the DUI.

  57. @ic1000
    @william munny

    > I understand all the uproar, but this kind of treatment is way more common than people understand... he was a first offender who committed minor offenses and the prosecutor’s office probably did treat him the same as others similarly situated.

    Either you know something I don't, or you're not paying attention.

    Sure, prosecutors dispose of cases all the time. How often are such resolutions unconditional: no diversion program, no restitution, no avoid-arrests-for-6-months, no apology -- nothing. Smollett immediately went before the cameras to proclaim that he'd been found innocent, "Who are you gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes?"

    Provide those examples of similarly-situated perps who were treated similarly, please.

    Replies: @res, @ben tillman

    You are right, and, as res pointed out, he is not a first-time offender.

  58. @riches
    @Prusmc



    I can not find Second City Cop on google, bing or duckduckdo.
     
    My comment might be too late in the cycle, but ...

    I see that three kind readers provided us with two direct links.
    Unfortunately, both of us are still in the dark about why we couldn't find it using three different engines.

    Replies: @jim jones

    I put “Second City Cop” into Google and the blog was the first hit:

  59. @Twinkie
    @Jack D


    Nah, VA is now mostly DC suburbialand, it’s not the Dixie of old.
     
    You are obviously not familiar with what the denizens of Northern Virginia call "RoVA."

    Much of Virginia is still very, very Dixie. You don't even have to go rural - drive into, say, Newport News in Hampton Roads, and you will be greeted by a RV dealership with a large Dixie flag. And Newport News is pretty ghetto (read "black").

    Go to Isle of Wight nearby, there are still cotton fields. And these aren't even the western and southwestern parts of the state, which make up hill country and the farmlands (Hampton Roads is pretty multiracial due to mil/gov/shipyards).

    Even the Yankee-occupied Northern Virginia has the highest church-attendance rate of any major metropolitan area and people still have manners. Drive from there to the nearest Northern metro areas (say, Pittsburgh or Philadelphia) and you will discover an immediate contrast.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I was referring specifically to voting. Whatever cotton farmers and RV drivers are left are by far outnumbered by goodwhite condo dwellers who (when added to ghetto denizens) have made VA solidly Dem (again- in the old days it was the OTHER kind of Dem, the racist kind that is now totally memory holed).

    As usual, if you go by acreage and not by # of people, “red” areas still cover most of the map (although the DC suburbs seem to go on and on ever further). VA is a big state – its western tip is 470 miles from DC with everything in between being VA, so a 40 mile semicircle of suburbia in the NE corner (the other half of the circle being in MD) is nothing. But the red areas are not densely populated and we vote by the head, not by the acre.

  60. @Reg Cæsar
    @Almost Missouri

    Common courtesy is "virtue signaling"? What has become of this country?

    Cars were once expected to stop for pedestrians. For a couple of years, anyway.


    One family was driven around Detroit by their 11-year-old son. It was common for light truck delivery wagons to be driven by 14-year-old boys who were constantly badgered to get deliveries done by driving faster...

    The most appalling tragedies were the number of children struck and killed by autos as they played in the street, many times in front of their own homes. In the 1920s, 60 percent of automobile fatalities nationwide were children under age 9...

    [James] Couzens attacked the problem of poor driving and increasing numbers of vehicles in two ways. First, he insisted that at least adult pedestrians were just as guilty as drivers of causing accidents through careless street crossing and jaywalking. He insisted that pedestrians cross at designated corners. This caused pushback from people who hated the cars. [Detroit] City Council Alderman Sherman Littlefield fought Couzens, remarking, "They dog the people enough as it is. I'm not in favor of trying to herd people into certain places to cross streets..."

    An extreme solution was enacted in England, where in small towns the law required the automobilist to notify a village constable, who would walk in front of the car waving two red warning flags while the driver followed slowly behind...


    1900-1930: The years of driving dangerously
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Jack D

    English law greatly retarded their early auto industry – the result was that Germany and the US got out ahead of them and the UK industry was always playing catch up – their cars were always a day late and a dollar short. In the most recent Consumer Reports, Jaguar and Land Rover rate at the very bottom, along with Fiat/Chrysler. Small stupid moves like this on the part of government can have permanent long term effects.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    the UK industry was always playing catch up – their cars were always a day late and a dollar short.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78b67l_yxUc
  61. BTW, I don’t know whether folks are aware (I wasn’t) that there is going to be a runoff election in Chicago for the next mayor. The choices are a black woman with a white husband and a black woman with a white wife.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Jack D

    That's white former husband for Ms. Preckwinkle, for whom I reluctantly early voted, before the Smollet decision. (She was the main proponent of Ms. Foxx' election to the State's Attorney's office.) It's a vote I regret more than any other that I can remember. There's a growing concensus that Ms. Lightfoot is the (relatively speaking) more rational choice, and she's favored, increasingly heavily, to win.

  62. @res
    @william munny


    but the reality is that he was a first offender who committed minor offenses
     
    Quick fact check here.

    1. First offender. No. In fact he committed essentially the same offense (giving false information) previously: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-ent-jussie-smollett-2007-false-information-20190220-story.html

    2. Minor Offenses. 16 felonies? https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/jussie-smollett-grand-jury-806130/
    "Each count of “false report of offense” is a Class 4 felony and, if convicted, Smollett could face up to three years in prison."
    I suppose minor is a judgment call, but really?

    Replies: @ben tillman, @william munny

    1. This does not count as a prior offense in any jurisdiction I know of. Unless it was very serious (guns or violence), no one in Illinois would ever care about his “prior” in LA. It is like it never happened.

    2. No one ever gets the maximum for these types of offenses. Prosecutors and cops overcharge so they have room to negotiate down while scaring people into taking a plea. It is routine for people to be charged with serious offenses, facing years in prison, and later be sentenced to probation or sent into a diversionary program if a first offender.

    I’ve seen gun crimes, DUIs, assaults, and other more serious crimes “disappeared” like this. The eyes of the nation are never on the incidents and no one cares.

    Jussie’s continued defiance appears to be off script though and is drawing unwanted attention. Maybe this is why, like Steve has suggested, he is an actor and not a script writer.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @william munny

    Nah, there are competing scripts here.

    Defiant black man is always popular among the dork left whatever the circumstances.

    , @Hibernian
    @william munny

    You're neglecting how much more lightly he was treated than others who got off lightly. He didn't kill or even injure anyone, but he caused a lot of resources to be misused, with a false report compounded by his and others shrieking and screaming for "justice" to be done in the case of the nonexistent hate crime. These resources were badly needed for the investigation of other crimes, many of them violent.

  63. @Gunner
    @Hail

    Mike Flynn’s community service should be talking to guys at a VFW.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    His restitution should be in the amount of -$10mil.

  64. @william munny
    @res

    1. This does not count as a prior offense in any jurisdiction I know of. Unless it was very serious (guns or violence), no one in Illinois would ever care about his "prior" in LA. It is like it never happened.

    2. No one ever gets the maximum for these types of offenses. Prosecutors and cops overcharge so they have room to negotiate down while scaring people into taking a plea. It is routine for people to be charged with serious offenses, facing years in prison, and later be sentenced to probation or sent into a diversionary program if a first offender.

    I've seen gun crimes, DUIs, assaults, and other more serious crimes "disappeared" like this. The eyes of the nation are never on the incidents and no one cares.

    Jussie's continued defiance appears to be off script though and is drawing unwanted attention. Maybe this is why, like Steve has suggested, he is an actor and not a script writer.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Hibernian

    Nah, there are competing scripts here.

    Defiant black man is always popular among the dork left whatever the circumstances.

  65. @Hail
    Pics of Jussie Smollet's community service:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2svI3-WwAEaAB8.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2svI38XQAIPi4d.jpg

    Smollett heroically informing White people of how bad they are -- No one can honestly deny that this is a magnificent community service.

    Do not just drop the charges. Give the man a medal.

    Replies: @guest, @Gunner, @Olorin

    We haven’t had a gay black Chicagoan win the Nobel Peace Prize for awhile.

  66. @Jack D
    BTW, I don't know whether folks are aware (I wasn't) that there is going to be a runoff election in Chicago for the next mayor. The choices are a black woman with a white husband and a black woman with a white wife.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    That’s white former husband for Ms. Preckwinkle, for whom I reluctantly early voted, before the Smollet decision. (She was the main proponent of Ms. Foxx’ election to the State’s Attorney’s office.) It’s a vote I regret more than any other that I can remember. There’s a growing concensus that Ms. Lightfoot is the (relatively speaking) more rational choice, and she’s favored, increasingly heavily, to win.

  67. @william munny
    @res

    1. This does not count as a prior offense in any jurisdiction I know of. Unless it was very serious (guns or violence), no one in Illinois would ever care about his "prior" in LA. It is like it never happened.

    2. No one ever gets the maximum for these types of offenses. Prosecutors and cops overcharge so they have room to negotiate down while scaring people into taking a plea. It is routine for people to be charged with serious offenses, facing years in prison, and later be sentenced to probation or sent into a diversionary program if a first offender.

    I've seen gun crimes, DUIs, assaults, and other more serious crimes "disappeared" like this. The eyes of the nation are never on the incidents and no one cares.

    Jussie's continued defiance appears to be off script though and is drawing unwanted attention. Maybe this is why, like Steve has suggested, he is an actor and not a script writer.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Hibernian

    You’re neglecting how much more lightly he was treated than others who got off lightly. He didn’t kill or even injure anyone, but he caused a lot of resources to be misused, with a false report compounded by his and others shrieking and screaming for “justice” to be done in the case of the nonexistent hate crime. These resources were badly needed for the investigation of other crimes, many of them violent.

  68. @JimDandy
    @Prusmc

    Huh???



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    Replies: @Olorin

    See also the stalwart crew at CWB Chicago, who FOIA’ed the CPD investigative files before they could be destroyed.

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/03/exclusive-chicago-police-departments.html

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aM8JvDJKqIomyGxuPJ7u75nItTGSARTH/view
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190328211023/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aM8JvDJKqIomyGxuPJ7u75nItTGSARTH/view

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f6dFz4MksEfR_HCactRD5h99HOEHnK7G/view
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190328210857/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f6dFz4MksEfR_HCactRD5h99HOEHnK7G/view

    Come now, we are that lenient with everybody we arrest!

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/03/kim-foxx-says-smolletts-sweetheart-deal.html

    Soros got his money’s worth with Foxx the same way he got it with Mark Ritchie (SoS Project) in Minnesota. Just a little more down-ballot. Be nice to have a list of others whose prosecutorial positions he helped buy.

    In 2016, Soros also bankrolled a state attorney election in Orange County, Florida. According to records at the Florida Department of State, he gave almost $1.4 million to the Florida Safety & Justice PAC, which supported Aramis Ayala, a progressive lawyer who was making her first bid for public office.

    The spending was massive for a local down-ballot contest, and Ayala defeated the Democratic incumbent to become the top prosecutor in Orlando. Soros had also given another $430,000 to a PAC called United for Progress, and $1.3 million to the Florida Democratic Party.

    While records indicate that Soros didn’t contribute to Florida Safety & Justice in the 2018 election cycle, his total PAC contributions in the key swing state swelled to nearly $1.9 million.

    In 2017, Ayala ran into a controversy of her own, when she unilaterally decided against seeking the death penalty in cases that warranted it under Florida law. Then-Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, began reassigning certain cases to a neighboring state attorney despite her vocal protestations. The liberal-majority state Supreme Court later sided with Scott.

    Soros also backed a progressive defense attorney in Philadelphia in 2017, who once joked that he was so liberal, he was “completely unelectable.”

    But with the help of two contributions totaling $1.66 million to the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC, Soros helped Larry Krasner become the city’s district attorney. Krasner had previously represented Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter, and had sued the Philadelphia Police Department more than 75 times, according to Philadelphia Magazine.

    Soros has also backed progressive district attorney candidates in Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas. In each case, state-level super PACs have been infused with cash under a variation of the moniker, “Safety & Justice.”

    Federal Election Commission records show that the parent organization has the same address as the Washington law firm Perkins Coie.

    Marc Elias, chairman of the firm’s political law group, was the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He also personally retained the opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, which produced the infamous Steele dossier that sparked the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, according to The Washington Post.

    Soros spent millions in California district attorney races in 2018, but with limited results. While the billionaire activist dropped a total of $3 million in failed attempts to unseat incumbents in Sacramento, San Diego, and Alameda counties, he was successful in Contra Costa County.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/george-soros-backed-jussie-smolletts-prosecutor-kim-foxx_2856314.html

  69. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    English law greatly retarded their early auto industry - the result was that Germany and the US got out ahead of them and the UK industry was always playing catch up - their cars were always a day late and a dollar short. In the most recent Consumer Reports, Jaguar and Land Rover rate at the very bottom, along with Fiat/Chrysler. Small stupid moves like this on the part of government can have permanent long term effects.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    the UK industry was always playing catch up – their cars were always a day late and a dollar short.

  70. @Inquiring Mind
    @Jack D

    In Arlington, VA, a pedestrian as much as glances at the street and motorists jam on the brakes to let them cross. Does this happen in any Northern city? That motorists are so polite sounds like the Old South.

    Is Rod Steiger the chief-of-police in Arlington?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Desiderius, @Jim Don Bob

    In Arlington, VA, a pedestrian as much as glances at the street and motorists jam on the brakes to let them cross.

    That is not my experience even when standing next to one of those big yellow Ped Crossing signs. It is a state law not just Arlington.

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